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Benton's Self Spacing Type [Typographic Specimens]


Publisher CircuitousRoot for Stephen O. Saxe
Collection catalogs; additional_collections
Contributor Stephen O. Saxe
Language English
A typographical specimen book showing the unit-set types developed by Linn Boyd Benton under the trade name "Self Spacing" type. It is undated, but loosely slipped into it is a page listing users of "Benton's Self Spacing Type" which has on its back a letter to Benton, Waldo and Co. dated Dec. 18, 1886. A portion of the text of this letter would seem to be the original copy for the showing of Self Spacing Old Style Italic on page 14 of this specimen.

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This booklet consists of JPEG-format versions of the page images which have been wrapped up into a PDF for uploading. This was done twice, once at a JPEG "quality" setting of 90 (which gives a 157 Megabyte original PDF) and again at a setting of 75 (which gives a 77 Megabyte original PDF). The "75 percent" versions are all identified with the string "-q75" in their filenames. For ordinary viewing purposes, it probably doesn't matter which version you use.

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